Lubbock Independent School District

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Lubbock Independent School District was established in 1907. Accredited by the Texas Education Agency, LISD is the largest school district that serves the city of Lubbock, Texas (USA). The Lubbock Independent School District covers 85.5 square miles (220 km2) and contains nearly 900 acres (3.6 km2) of school properties that are owned by the local taxpayers. Those properties include 61 campuses including 37 elementary schools (Grades Pre-K - 5), 4 early childhood schools, 11 middle schools (Grades 6-8), 4 high schools (Grades 9-12), 2 special purpose, and three alternative campuses.

Lubbock ISD facilities include a state of the art Advanced Technology Center for the teaching of computer operations and programming. The ATC also instructs students in Iron and Wood construction, and automobile technology.

The district also features an Aquatic Center. Schools use this Olympic indoor facility across west Texas for swimming and diving competitions. It also trains all third grade students about water safety during a class time at their school. The Aquatic Center also offers special water fitness instruction for the staff of LISD.

The mission of the Lubbock Independent School District guarantees that every student experiences maximum academic and personal success by capitalizing on the unique educational, medical, agricultural, technological, cultural, and human resources of the community. 28,905 students are enrolled at Lubbock Independent School District.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

Schools[edit]

4 High Schools (Grades 9-12)[edit]

11 Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)[edit]

  • Alderson Middle School [6]
  • Atkins Middle School [7]
  • Cavazos Middle School [8]
  • Dunbar Middle School [9]
  • Evans Middle School [10]
  • Hutchinson Middle School [11]
  • Irons Middle School [12]
  • Mackenzie Middle School [13]
  • O.L. Slaton Middle School [14]
  • S. Wilson Middle School [15]
  • Talkington School for Young Women Leaders [16]

37 Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-K - 5)[edit]

  • Arnett Elementary School [17]
  • Bayless Elementary School [18]
  • Bean Elementary School [19]
  • Bowie Elementary School [20]
  • Bozeman Elementary School [21]
  • Brown Elementary School [22]
  • Centennial Elementary School [23]
  • Dupre Elementary School [24]
  • Guadalupe Elementary School [25]
  • Hardwick Elementary School [26]
  • Harwell Elementary School [27]
  • Haynes Elementary School [28]
  • Hodges Elementary School [29]
  • Honey Elementary School [30]
  • Iles Elementary School [31]
  • Jackson Elementary School [32]
  • Maedgen Elementary School [33]
  • McWhorter Elementary School [34]
  • Murfee Elementary School [35]
  • Overton Elementary School [36]
  • Parkway Elementary School [37]
  • Parsons Elementary School [38]
  • Ramirez Charter School [39]
  • Roberts Elementary School [40]
  • Rush Elementary School [41]
  • Smith Elementary School [42]
  • Stewart Elementary School [43]
  • Tubbs Elementary School [44]
  • Waters Elementary School [45]
  • Wester Elementary School [46]
  • Wheatley Elementary School [47]
  • Wheelock Elementary School, named for Lubbock founding mayor, Frank E. Wheelock [48]
  • Whiteside Elementary School [49]
  • Williams Elementary School [50]
  • R. Wilson Elementary School [51]
  • Wolffarth Elementary School [52]
  • Wright Elementary School [53]

Academic excellence[edit]

  • Ten (10) LISD students were named 2010 National Merit Semifinalists.
  • The only International Baccalaureate diploma program on the South Plains.
  • All four LISD high schools qualified for the State Academic Decathlon in 2009.
  • Magnet programs in exemplary academics, expressive, creative, multi-media and fine arts; science and technology; communications, high technology; law, medical, engineering professions and a math/science academy.
  • The only orchestra program on the South Plains.
  • The only school district on the South Plains with art specialists K-12.
  • 4-year-old Head Start program.
  • Tuition-based prekindergarten for four-year-olds at seven elementary campuses.
  • Thirteen students were named Commended Scholars in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • LISD Reading First campuses were recognized nationwide by Voyager Expanded Learning for having students reading at the highest levels of literacy.

Competitive athletics[edit]

Eight student athletes were selected to the Academic All-State Football Team by the Texas High School Coaches Association and State Farm Insurance.

State of the technology[edit]

  • More than $10 million invested to maximize the impact of technology on all aspects of instruction
  • Laptop computers for classroom use in every middle school and senior high school
  • Electronic classroom performance system available for every classroom to track student successes and used for interactive instruction
  • Twenty semester courses available online courses to students through the Online Program

Global and international accomplishments[edit]

  • Five LISD teams advanced to the Destination Imagination State tournament in Houston. One team advanced to the Global competition.
  • Ten LISD teams and four individuals qualified to compete at State in the Future Problem Solvers program. One LISD student advanced to individual International Competition in Michigan.

Advanced technology center[edit]

  • The Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) was featured in the Texas School Business magazine. The Bragging Rights issue recognized the ATC for implementing programs that better the lives of students, schools and communities.
  • Eighteen Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) students received $1,000 scholarships from the ATC scholarship fund in May 2008.
  • In partnership with the City of Lubbock, the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) and South Plains College, LISD offers certified training programs, provides actual workforce preparation, and makes available certified college credit with both South Plains College and Texas Tech University.
  • Technology certifications in: Computer Technology A+, and Computer Networking Net+.
  • Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Repair certification programs in cooperation with NATEF, AYES and ICAR.
  • Cutting-edge technology courses include 3D Digital Graphics/Animation and Structural Engineering (MAYA 7), Video Technology, Multimedia/Animation, and Graphic Communications.
  • Fiber Optics, Electrical and Computer Networking.
  • Pre-AP Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Building Trade, Metal Trades, and Welding Trades.
  • Pre-AP Engineering CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Dual Credit Texas Tech and South Plains.
  • Broadcast Journalism, Computer Technologies, and Video Technologies.
  • Marketing Coop and Teacher Coop (Ready, Set, Teach).
  • National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification.
  • NCCER (formerly the National Center for Construction Education and Research) certification.
  • Certified FeatureCAM Training Center.
  • Member of the American Welding Society.
  • Introduction to Manufacturing, MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) Certification - Articulation with South Plains College.
  • Pre-AP Geographical Information Systems (GIS). A GIS is a system that uses GPS technology and computers to collect, store, and analyze geo-referenced data. Geographic information system technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment, urban planning, cartography, criminology, history, sales, marketing, and logistics. For example, GIS might allow emergency planners to easily calculate emergency response times in the event of a natural disaster, GIS might be used to find wetlands that need protection from pollution, or GIS can be used by a company to site a new business location to take advantage of a previously underserved market.)
  • A Habitat for Humanity house is built by the Building Trades and Electrical Trades classes.

Community service and character education[edit]

  • LISD schools provided 65,028 hours of community service to the Lubbock community during the 2007-2008 school year and helped more than 200 agencies in Lubbock.
  • Character education is incorporated at every elementary campus.
  • LISD students and employees donated more than $252,497 to United Way in 2008
  • LISD collected 83,632 pounds of food and donated more than $5,904 to the South Plains Food Bank in the 2009-2010 school year.
  • Award-winning Army and Navy Junior ROTC programs.
  • Six Lubbock ISD Partners in Education were named statewide award recipients by the Texas Association of Partners in Education (TAPE).
  • The Foundation for Excellence granted more than $79,000 to students and $20,000 to teachers for the 2008-2009 school year.

Enrichment opportunities[edit]

  • Five LISD teams advanced to the Destination Imagination State tournament in Houston.
  • Ten LISD teams and four individuals qualified to compete at State in the Future Problem Solvers program.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 

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